Sporting a shiny leather jacket and aviator shades, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un has starred in a Hollywood-style video for Pyongyang’s latest missile launch.
Under Kim, North Korea has sought to give its state media a makeover with digital effects, seeking more modern ways to tell its stories.
On Thursday, North Korea tested a huge intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a test Kim said was designed to demonstrate the might of its nuclear force and deter any US military moves.
State television broadcast a heavily produced video of the launch featuring flashy effects and edits. International online commentators compared the video to the movie Top Gun or the South Korean K-pop hit Gangnam Style.
Kim, wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses and flanked by uniformed military officers, is shown in slow motion walking and pointing as hangar doors slowly open to reveal the…